Numpty question

Paul Civati paul at
Tue Oct 15 11:38:19 BST 2002

Neil Ford <neil at> wrote:

> Okay, this is something I should know but for some reason it never
> sticks around....
> How does one restart networking services without rebooting the box?

# route delete default
# ifconfig fxp0 x.x.x.x netmask y.y.y.y up
# route add default z.z.z.z

> I have a colo box on which I need to change the IP address and don't
> want to reboot if I can possibly help it.

You may also then need to restart any processes that are specifically
bound to the individual interface IP rather than *:port, check with:

  % netstat -an | grep LISTEN


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